District inspectors of Shida Kartli Regional Main Division held meetings with population and disseminated informative booklets regarding domestic violence
 Tbilisi 18:09 - 10.12.14 «GHN»
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Within the frames of the Campaign against domestic violence-"No to Violence" initiated by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Shida Kartli Regional Main Division inspector-investigators held meetings with population familiarized them with the importance of the campaign and disseminated informative booklets regarding domestic violence. Officers of Kvemo Kartli Regional Main Division handed informative booklets to the citizens in which emergency number 112 is indicated where victims or witnesses of violence should call, report and ask for assistance. Calls will be received in round-the-clock regime, reports GHN based on the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Inspectors familiarized citizens with the meaning of domestic violence and that country provides protection to the victim of the domestic violence. Investigators explained to the population that victims of violence are protected by the law and offenders punished by the Georgian legislation. They also provided population with legislative changes initiated by the Agency. According to amendments, domestic violence was registered as criminal action. On the basis of the changes domestic violence is punishable up to 1 year of imprisonment.
Ministry of Internal Affairs, along with other state agencies launched the social campaign against domestic violence -"No to Violence" on November 25, with the support of the US Embassy. Aim of the campaign is to raise awareness among society on domestic violence and to emphasize the importance of citizens' involvement in overcoming the mentioned problem. Within the frames of the campaign activities, public will be informed that victims of domestic violence are protected by the law and offenders are punished by the Georgian legislation.


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